‘I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.’
Herein, confusonism recognises this tense dialectic and strives to be nothing more than a potential bridge for the individual to debate from within his or her community, and with the hope that both may benefit from such exchanges. The groups George Carlin alludes to (and only in my interpretation) are those of the political and religious, yet perhaps he’s talking of nationality, or even football colours. You can take the words how you find them, and I think ‘perhaps’ is always a good vantage point to debate from.
The point, the point, is that this is no religion, this is no group insofar as anything which may be contrived or assumed as negative, reactionary or in any way trying to sculpt opinion away or towards the very hard, harsh and beautiful truths of our existence. The group belongs not to me or Joe, or anybody specific, the grouping of our thoughts is an individual endeavour with a collective ,organic and non-definable aspiration, and you know, we hope you have a very very nice birthday. As sarcastic as that sounds, I mean it.
As a sidenote, I like Carlin, love him in fact, and would like to believe in an afterlife for him. To me, and with such people in mind, the afterlife always commutes to a mental image of a happy old man at a bar.
So, although it doesn’t summate well ,always remember, that for all our hassles and within whatever we do or don’t:
‘People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.’